Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Environment

Record snow in Fairbanks, Alaska.

War

Russian airstrikes target rebels in Syria.

US and Russian planes operating in same airspace.

Police State

Secret Service director demands service leak embarrassing information about a congressman critical of the department.

Misc

Electric erosion and geology on comet 67P and Pluto.

Media

Fox Business tops CNBC for the first time.

Environment

More frauds back attacking skeptics with RICO.

Shell withdraws from Arctic because of regulations.

Economy

Bubble production has left shale oil fields over-built.

Thanks to Obama and the Fed, the rich are richer than ever.

Google match's Apple releases, but cheaper. We (AMD) did this with Intel. History tells the story. AMD failed to follow through.

IMF warns the same crash I've warned about for years.

Uber raided in Netherlands.

War

US responsibility for death in Yemen.

Obama lies and is exposed for lying at UN about war in Syria.

Snubbed Obama looking impotent next to Russia's Putin, has his propagandists claim ISIS is gong to nuke the world. But Obama, for the last couple of years, hasn't dented ISIS. Quit lying!

Police State

Some unnamed entity is investigating FBI and DEA for misuse of NSA data, as is if any if use of NSA data isn't misuse.

How the lying, cheating FBI gets around encryption.
"In the rare cases in which an investigation may initially appear to be blocked by encryption — and so far, the FBI has yet to identify a single one — the government has a Plan B: it's called hacking."
They got you going, but they want the law to make so they can get you coming.

Politics

Fingerprings reveal if a person is black or white. It's too much to hope governments will ignore them.

Carly Fiorina admits to supplying servers to NSA to spy on Americans.

Three powerful lies US rulers tell us to oppress us and foreigners.

Females are just as corrupt, and sexually, as male rulers.

Local

Hundreds lose power for no good reason.

Wright-Patt and it's affiliated agencies prepare for a shutdown.

In a one in a million, or a million in a million decision, Butler county judge says he has no authority to shut down red-light cameras.

Big, expensive plans for Webster Street bridge.

Local man sells property after winning suit in police crock of excrement suit.

Somebody supplies fiber to Water Street, as if the city didn't subsidize it.

Some judge arbitrarily determined the last two regional abortion clinics, one in Cincinnati and one in Dayton, can stay open despite the ruling of a higher court.

Sports

Napoleon Goodell has crippled the NFL on many fronts, including penalties, but the establishment just noticed. NFL games suck to watch.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Health Care

US forcing doctors to classify ailments in one of 70,000 classifications. Don't get sick.

Local

Government can't even handle vacant properties.

Police State

Like the Feds will really fight local crime.

War

Over 50 intelligence analysts claims higher-ups distorted their work to advance Obama's war agenda

Russia takes lead in fighting ISIS, for real, with accord with Syria, Iraq and Iran. Obama with his phony war on ISIS looks like a dufus. He and Bush have delivered Iraq to Russia.

Taliban captures major Afghan city.

Politics

Global warming frauds consolidate power in Australia.

Tax and Spend

NASA claims dark streaks on Mars are flowing water.
"They appear in several locations on Mars when temperatures are above minus 10 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 23 Celsius), and disappear at colder times."
Well below freezing. We must give NASA more money!

Misc

Failure to discover gravity waves prompts establishment to doubt Einstein.

Scientists claim comet 67P's lobes formed separately, then joined, but they don't mention electric welds.

Electrical geology and erosion on comet 67P and Pluto.
"The rapid rate of expansion is unexpected, however: models of sunlight-driven sublimation would predict erosion rates of just a few centimetres per hour, and thus the scientists believe that additional mechanisms are required to explain the observations."
Like electricity.

Pluto exhibits a cometary tail.

Regulation

Supposedly poor, weak women need a law against pressure to be skinny.

Australian state withdraws registrations of Uber cars, meaning drivers can't drive them for personal use either.

Rulers want to confiscate and destroy antique ivory, including antique pianos and organs. All this does is increase the demand for ivory, driving up the price and increasing poaching.

The real story about VW's emissions scandal.
"The affected vehicles actually run better than they would have, had VW not “recalibrated” the software that runs the computer that controls the operation of the engines in these vehicles.
They get higher mileage – and give better performance."
"The media is not explaining to people that the emissions in question amount to fractions of a percent of the total exhaust volume; nor that these cars meet very strict (just not insane) European standards. Perhaps people will begin to comprehend that a fractional difference in emissions output is not that big a deal – especially when the “affected” vehicle actually uses less fuel – which (think about it) means it produces a lesser volume of total exhaust gasses."
Good deal.

California to punish drivers.

Economy

IPhone 6s sets Apple sales record. Stock price unaffected.

Pope visit Philly shuts down businesses.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Regulation

Now's the time to buy a Volkswagon.

Regulation is the problem.
"But unlike say the exploding Pinto fiasco this is not a story about defective cars. It is a story about defective public policy." 
Yep.

Health Care

As if somebody cares about my blood pressure.

Police State

Former Speaker Dennis Hastert using threats to expose classified government abuse to get charges dropped.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Tax and Spend

National debt increased nearly  $4 trillion while Boehner controlled the power of the purse.

Foreign Policy

US and China agree not to perform or support corporate economic spying.

More Hillary lies about emails.

Saudi Prince arrested for rape in California.
"A Saudi prince was arrested at a gated Los Angeles compound after allegedly trying to coerce a worker in the home into performing a sex act on him, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed."
Trying doesn't sound like rape.
"Majed Abdulaziz Al-Saud, 28, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of forced copulation with an adult, a Los Angeles Police spokesperson told THR."
Why say forced copulation instead of rape? More women accuse prince.
"Neighbors reported seeing a bleeding woman screaming for help as she tried to scale an 8-foot-high wall that surrounds the property, at the end of a cul-de-sac in the 2500 block of Wallingford Drive."
I bet they let him go.

Local

Last two abortion clinics in southwest Ohio to be shut down for failing to meet state law.

War

US special forces operated in 135 countries in 2015.

How the US instigated then exploited al Qaeda's coup attempt in Syria.

Israel is running out of room, so they'll take more.

Misc

US runs out of IP4 addresses.

Regulation

Despite, or because of, ridiculous US safety regulation, US cars are less safe than European cars. Naturally, this was covered up.

Porsche and Audi caught in emissions scandal.

Rulers are angry car companies fiddled with emissions claims, but they fiddled with temperatures.

Police State

Tasmanian court rules unfriending colleague on Facebook is bullying.

EU judge recommends removing US as a safe harbor for data because of NSA spying, impacting free trade.

Government spies looking forward to a terrorist attack so they can make encryption illegal. Sounds like that Obama story.

GCHQ tried to track every user on the internet.

Wikipedia sues NSA for hacking the internet backbone.

Health Care

The floodgates have opened for the propaganda push for the flu vaccination.

Terrible performance of flu vaccines.
"Not so fast, says holistic family physician David Brownstein, M.D. “In the past, the flu vaccine hasn’t worked for most of us, and there’s no indication that it will this year,” he tells Newsmax Health.
“The flu vaccine has been around for over 30 years, and there is not one single study showing that any flu vaccine has helped prevent the flu in the majority who receive it,” says Dr. Brownstein, author of the newsletter Dr. Brownstein’s Natural Way to Health.
“Nor has it been shown to prevent flu complications, such as pneumonia, hospitalizations and death, in well over 90 percent who receive it. As usual, they are taking their best guess as to which strain of flu will be predominant, but they have no way of being sure,” he says.
Even when the flu vaccine matches the circulating strains of influenza, the shot performs poorly, and does not offer 100 percent protection, Dr. Brownstein argues.
“Whether they are right or wrong, the cases of flu are about the same whether the vaccine is a good match or not because flu shots don’t work,” he says. “A review of 50 studies that included more than 70,000 adults found that 100 people needed to be vaccinated to avoid one case of flu. That means the vaccine failed 99 percent who took it — they received no benefit at preventing the flu.”
Although seniors are especially urged to get the flu shot, some experts say they don’t protect older people, and the government knows it.
Investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson says the government has ignored numerous studies showing the vaccine was ineffective in the elderly, and a 10-year-old study was ignored because the results weren’t what were expected.
“It found that after decades and billions of dollars spent promoting flu shots for the elderly, the mass vaccination program did not result in saving lives,” Attkisson wrote. “In fact, the death rate among the elderly increased substantially.”"
Attkisson had to resign NBC.

Natural treatments for cold and flu.

Blocking trade of drugs enables American businesses to charge outrageous amounts.

Ideas for a survival garden. I love this idea for a food forest garden.

Politics

Tea party member finally force Speaker Boehner to resign not only as speaker, but from Congress. Good riddance to Obama's best ally.
"The departure likely wasn’t caused by Boehner’s political adversaries, but rather the people within the Republican Party."
That's what they want people to think.
"The Oct. 30 timetable may actually give Boehner the wiggle room to keep the government open, Stivers said: Because he won’t face a coup from right-wing conservatives, Boehner might be able to move freely to back legislation to pay for the government, raise the debt ceiling and pass a highway bill without having to tiptoe around the complaints of the Tea Party flank of his party."
So he sacrificed his job for liberal causes. Lovely.
"His announcement comes one day after a visibly emotional Boehner sat behind Pope Francis during his historic address to Congress, which was set up by Boehner after two decades of trying to get a pope to speak to a joint session for the first time in U.S. history.
At one point, Boehner appeared to break down altogether when the pope addressed crowds waiting outside the Capitol to catch a glimpse of him after the speech. After the speech, Boehner reportedly told reporters from Politico and the Washington Post that he had nothing left to accomplish after bring Pope Francis to the Capitol. Asked if that meant he was resigning, Boehner laughed, then jumped into a nearby SUV." 
So bringing a Marxist Pope to address Congress was his greatest accomplishment. Lovely.
"“As our country has weathered difficult times at home and abroad, John has acted as a true statesman, always moving forward with the best interests of the American people close to his heart,” he said. “He will be missed because there is simply no one else like him.”"
None of the things mentioned are in the best interests of the American people.
"“It’s been an honor to serve in this institution,” Boehner said."
It's a crime. At least the Pope inspired him to quit.

Boehner's resignation creates uncertainty for Obama because Boehner was his best ally.

Boehner had worst approval ratings of any Speaker in 30 years.

The second best news of the day is Republicans are targeting McConnell next.

Syracuse gets rid of kiss cam because a woman was supposedly pressured into kissing a stranger when it showed them. Give me a break. This misogynist claim that women can't say no is absurd.

Argument the term liberal was corrupted and lost during WWI, when liberals changed their positions to win the war and advance empire.

Pope contradicts himself by calling for end to quest for power. You might think he doesn't understand power corrupts, but he does.

Mother Jones comes off as idiotic in article claiming Obama, President of China and Pope are uniting to save the world.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Regulation

BMW and Mercedes accused of emissions fraud along with VW.

Politics

Rahm Emanuel illegally uses private email.

Trump battles neo-cons and their propagandists at Fox News.

Politics has failed.

Tax and Spend

The EPA buys super-expensive, wooden furniture.

Misc

Black hole theory fails for too big black hole.

Christian economics in one lesson.

Police State

IBM's Watson is being used to analyze online pictures and build databases about people for marketers and NSA.

Boeing developing super-spy cell phone chip for DHS. It sounds like a boondoggle, but it could lead to future spying.

Federal Court rules passwords are protected by the Fifth Amendment.

Blackphone price is half what it used to be. The article disappeared. I wonder why.

Obama considered plans to force backdoors into encryption, but feared public backlash.

Environment

Lampooning settled science.
Fraudulent study says AGW could melt all ice on earth. They're really cranking up the propaganda before Paris.

About 2/3 of temperature measurements are estimates.

Foreign Policy

Another myth about Iran's nuclear program falls apart.

Clinton used Huma to coordinate corruption.
"Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton greenlighted paperwork that changed her top aide Huma Abedin’s job status to “special government employee” — a classification that allowed Abedin to work for an outside consulting firm and the Clinton Foundation at the same time she was advising Clinton at State."
Congress should subpoena Huma. The media knew about this at the time. They just didn't report it. The press has turned on her because they think she can't win. Republicans should tie Clinton to Europe's refuge crisis.

War

Israel is following official plans to conquer all of Palestine and oust all Palestinians.

Local

23 of West Elkton's 26 volunteer firefighters quit. Something happened.

Flush with stolen and cheap money, Miami University spends millions more on building.

Health Care

Despite last year's dismal performance, "experts" recommend getting a flu shot.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Regulation

FAA approves NFL drone flights.

Socialism

Hackers steal 5.6 million fingerprints from government.

Health Care

The consequences of government's move from talking about hungry to talking about food insecure people.
"Today’s targets for federal redistribution programs are no longer the “skinny, starving” children who were the beneficiaries of Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty” – they are suburban families basking in credit cards and SUVs; iPhone-clad city folks wheeling around in new cars and designer gym shoes; and middle class college students in 4-year programs at major universities."
More fraud.

Environment

Exploding claims 2015 is the hottest year on record and natural variation has produce the pause.
"In other words, arguments put forth by independent scientists and organizations that do not support the government’s line cannot be considered science, but should instead be classified as criminal acts. Incidentally, it has come out that the scientist leading the effort to prosecute the innocent has “paid himself & his wife $1.5 million from gov’t climate grants for part-time work.” Climatology is thus a branch of politics. Quod erat demonstrandum."
Typical.

Misc

Claim water ice accumulates then is vaporized in a daily cycle on comet 67P.

Local

The Arcade developer is an out-of-state developer. Who does he know?

Huber Heights Aquatic center eeks out profit in its "best" year. It's going to take a whole lot of best years in a row to make up for the two years of losses.
"The city pocketing a profit from the aquatic center coincides with a spike in attendance, as a total of 45,094 people visited the facility — an increase from the last two years when attendance dropped to under 30,000 each year."
That's about 30 cents profit per visitor. I'm skeptical this is really profit after maintenance in the off season.

Economy

Economic freedom in the US falls again.

China embraces manufacturing robots while Americans complain.

Politics

Pope hates economic freedom.

Walter Williams believes leftists tend to be evil, not stupid, though he uses the terms idiotic and dishonest.

Dayton is the center of the national political scene, and as a result, the first presidential debate of the race will be held at the Nutter Center.

Liberals and conservatives flip-flop of whether they see the government as a threat based on whose guy is in office.

Democracy as a long con.

Because it has her emails, FBI owns Hillary Clinton.

Police State

The scientists are coming for government data. It can't be kept private.

Since Jenner won't be prosecuted, I bet he quits playing a girl soon.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Police State

FBI storing biometrics on everybody.

Foreign Policy

US gets Ukrainian neo-nazis to block highway into Crimea.

Report that FBI has extracted Clinton's deleted emails. They own her.

More Clinton email baloney.
"Just before Clinton sat down for a 105-minute meeting with the Register's editorial board, the Washington Post posted a news story that said the State Department's request for her emails was "prompted entirely by the discovery that Clinton had exclusively used a private e-mail system."
That contradicts what Clinton has been saying, which is that agency officials asked her for her emails as part of a benign, general record-keeping effort to sweep up "everything from other secretaries of state, not just me," as she said Sunday."
As if the State Department didn't know she used a private email server. More. This is a competition of cover-ups.

Misc

Four phony grammar rules.

Federal Reserve

Goldman-Sachs invents a phony index to make it appear money is tightening despite ZIRP. This gives the Fed ammunition to maintain ZIRP.

Education

Education police state.

Environment

The story about methane leaks creating craters in Siberia is recirculating again. These craters aren't new.

Local

More on the city's Arcade repairs. More. This is a big giveaway to both the contractor and the unnamed developer.

Almost two-thirds of Daytonians responding to poll support body cameras for police.

Tax and Spend

US subsidies motivated VW to lie about emissions.

War

Israel's rulers like Europe's refuge crisis, hoping it will make Europeans more supportive of their aggression against Palestinians.

More US-trained rebels join Syrian jihadists. This isn't betrayal. This is what they're supposed to do.

Regulation

France orders Google to apply Europe's "right to be forgotten" results world-wide.

Tax and Spend

A cold dose of reality on propaganda plans to go to Mars.

Politics

Radical Hillary Clinton wants to jail employers for wage theft.
"The focal point of the Clintons and crony capitalism is not the huge speaker fees that both Bill and Hillary received (after Hillary left the State Department), however, but the role that the Clinton Foundation has played in turning the Clintons into multi-millionaires. To be blunt, the Clintons essentially ran a protection racket through the foundation that would have made Don Corleone blush.
When she was at State, Hillary would grant a firm some legal or administrative favors, and then the firm would make large contributions to the Clinton Foundation or had Bill make a speech with an accompanying honorarium that could take care of numerous middle class families for a year." 
Clinton crime family.

Health Care

EPA boosts Monsanto pesticides.

Working porcine kidney grown from stem cells.

Why are companies buying rights to drugs if they can't afford to produce them? The government is doing something to make this happen.

US health care system isn't prepared for easily transmittable disease. Airport screenings caught zero people carrying Ebola.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Foreign Policy

FBI refuses to comply with judge's order in investigation of Clinton's emails and server.

Immigration

Obama rewrites immigration rules to bring in more foreign tech workers.

Politics

49 percent of Americans say the federal government is an immediate threat against rights and freedom. What are the other half smoking?

Police State

George W. Bush's illegal NSA spying order.

Body cameras overwhelmingly improve police conduct.
"The shift has not come without challenges, although the success is practically irrefutable in some instances. Sine deploying 319 body cameras two months ago, the police department of Birmingham, Alabama, has seen a 71 percent drop in citizen complaints and a 38 percent drop in use of for by police officers, Computer World reported.
Birmingham isn’t an outlier. According to a study on the Rialto, California, police department conducted by the University of Cambridge’s Institute of Criminology, over a 12-month period, body cameras reduced the force by 50 percent and complaints against police fell by 90 percent. "
Outstanding.

Local

RTA bus stop coming to the Greene.

City to sink more tax money into the Arcade.

Regulation

DHS to require residents of some states to obtain passports to fly domestically.
"The Department of Homeland Security and representatives with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection have declined to comment on why certain states have been singled out, but starting in 2016, residents of New York, Wisconsin, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Hampshire, and American Samoa will need a passport to fly domestically. All other states will still be able to use their state-issued driver’s licenses and IDs — for now, at least."
I bet this doesn't happen.
"The Real ID act has been controversial since its initial proposal over ten years ago and is seen by many as a massive violation of privacy. One of the primary reasons it has taken the government so long to roll this program out is that the program is wildly unpopular and creates heavy backlash every time it appears in the news."
When this hits the news, there will be backlash too.

War

US troops ordered to ignore abuse of boys by allies in Afghanistan. Who would think otherwise?

Remembering the bogus, US-led coup in Ukraine.

Immigration

The press tells us most of the refuges flooding Europe are from Syria. This report says otherwise. I'd be surprised of most were from Syria. The US and NATO have reduced Iraq, Libya and all of north Africa to the stone age.

Media

Video of John Lennon being an ass surprises people. I'm shocked to learn he wasn't a saint.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Politics

No surprise there's a close relationship between the warmongering Heritage Foundation and Lockheed.

For years the media covered up the evidence that Obama is Muslim. I don't hang out with Obama, so I don't know whether he is or not, but it's nice to see the evidence raised again.

Remember when Europe's rulers tried to oust Tsipras from Greece? He's more popular than ever despite betraying his people.

Economy

Supposed negative rates for electricity in Texas is proof government broke the market.

Police State

FBI agent accused of trying to defeat polygraph. But FBI polygraphs don't try to catch bad behavior. The FBI promotes and condones bad behavior.

Barbie becomes a spy.

US murder rates rise. No surprise there.

Censorship is bad enough, but the police state has produced mass self-censorship.

Local

Massive, unexplained power outage in Kettering and Centerville.

Health Care

The calorie myth ignores nutrition.

Doctors, ignoring their training, are writing prescriptions for time in nature.

Do we really need a study to tell us that people working a six our workday are more efficient?

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Education

The knew it wasn't a bomb.

The clock is just the guts of a store-bought alarm clock.

Politics

75 percent of Americans see widespread government corruption. What's wrong with the other 25 percent?

Federal Reserve

Yellen says the Fed may never raise rates. That sounds unusually honest.

Fed opens door to negative interest rates.

Peter Schiff continues to predict the Fed will initiate another round of QE and never raise rates.
"When the year began, opinion was divided between those who thought the Fed would move in March, and those who thought it wouldn’t happen until June. When June came and went, September became the odds-on favorite. Now those same experts are once again divided between December and sometime in 2016. When will these “experts” finally connect the real dots and discover that the monetary medicine that the Fed has doused over the economy since 2008 has only created a weak and utterly dependent economy. A rate hike is supposed to be a signal that the economy has a clean bill of health. But as the patient fails to recover, another dose of QE will be just what the doctor orders."
Seems like it.

Police State

Deputy kills man driving wrong way from helicopter.

Socialism

Remarkable failure of UK program to build internet towers.

Environment

Global warming frauds demand Obama use RICO to prosecute skeptics. More.

Map of US urban heat islands.

Local

Big jump in attendance at Huber Heights aquatic center.
"Preliminary financial numbers could be available at that time, he said. Falkowski said he anticipates the city broke even or made money this summer."
A 50 percent increase in attendance will only make it break even?

War

ISIS commander trained by US while in Georgia special forces was fighting for US as recently as 2013.

Eric Margolis tells the truth.
"The West’s objective in Syria was to overthrow its government, because it is closely allied to Iran, Lebanon’s Hezbollah and Russia.  President Bashar Assad’s secular government in Damascus is just managing to hold off the rebels and mobs of fanatical jihadists sent by the Saudis and Washington – which pretends to be fighting the Islamic state. In fact, the Islamic State, or IS, is a tacit American ally.
Astoundingly, it appears that few in Washington’s power circles appear to have imagined that US machinations in Syria would eventually provoke a Russian response."
Same with Ukraine.
"Why can the US have military bases in  places like Djibouti, Okinawa, Diego Garcia, Uganda, Somalia, Qatar, Afghanistan, South Korea, Bulgaria, Japan, Italy, Romania, Pakistan, Iraq and Spain, to name a few, while it’s a big no-no for Russia to dare have a very small base in Syria?
Because the Empire says no.
Russia’s military budget is one tenth that of the United States.  Combined with its rich allies like Europe and Japan, the US accounts for 70% of world military spending.   The only real threat Russia poses to US security will come if Washington’s ham-handed blundering in Syria, Iraq and Ukraine provoke a direct clash with Russia’s military forces.  The West is fortunate to have the cautious, sober Vlad Putin in the Kremlin.  He has already averted a US-Russian war in Syria and is calling again for direct US-Russia talks on the growing crisis.
But did anyone really think that the very tough Putin would do nothing while the US and its allies tore Syria apart?
How stupid and arrogant was this.  Imperial hubris married to arrant ignorance."
Right again.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Politics

Criticism of the silly Republican debate.
"That the second Republican presidential debate resembled an episode of the Jerry Springer Show was, in part, due to the insufferable Jake Tapper, whose behavior resembled that kid in high school who was always passing poison pen notes around math class. Indeed, the whole sorry mess – all three hours of it – had a high schoolish  aura about it best underscored by Sen. Rand Paul early on when he described the behavior onstage as “sophomoric.”
That, indeed, was clearly Tapper’s intent as he went from candidate to candidate saying the equivalent of “This guy said that about you – are you gonna let him get away with it?” The result, for the first 45 minutes or so, was the equivalent of a high school cafeteria food fight that did little to illuminate anything substantial beyond the manipulative power of the media."
As advertised.

War

Nothing else need be said on the subject.
"What Vladimir Putin is up to in Syria makes far more sense than what Barack Obama and John Kerry appear to be up to in Syria."
'nuf said.
"Putin fears that if Assad falls, Russia’s toehold in Syria and the Mediterranean will be lost, ISIS and al-Qaida will be in Damascus, and Islamic terrorism will have achieved its greatest victory."
Outrageously, that's what the US is trying to achieve.
"Indeed, if Assad falls now, the beneficiary is not going to be those pro-American rebels who have defected or been routed every time they have seen combat and who are now virtually extinct.
The victors will be ISIS and the Nusra Front, which control most of Syria between the Kurds in the northeast and the Assad regime in the southwest.
Syria could swiftly become a strategic base camp and sanctuary of the Islamic State from which to pursue the battle for Baghdad, plot strikes against America and launch terror attacks across the region and around the world.
Prediction: If Assad falls and ISIS rises in Damascus, a clamor will come – and not only from the Lindsey Grahams and John McCains – to send a U.S. army to invade and drive ISIS out, while the neocons go scrounging around to find a Syrian Ahmed Chalabi in northern Virginia."
Praise to Pat Buchanan.

Environment

Wasps are genetically engineering butterflies.

Frauds ask Obama to prosecute non-frauds. This is exactly what one would expect in upside-world.

Tax and Spend

Inside NASA's Pluto propaganda machine which benefited from its failure of theory to predict Pluto's complexity.

Obama to appoint one of the most corrupt crony bureacrats in the Pentagon because he's gay.

Local

Masonic center blocked from demolishing run-of-the-mill houses it supposedly owns.

Dayton is so depressed, it's the second most affordable city to live in in America.

Sports

Study shows a huge percentage of dead football players suffered from concussion brain damage from Goodell battering ram helmets.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Socialism

Widespread fraud at sex at Census Bureau.

Health Care

British scientist to manipulate genes of human embryo.

Environment

Another bogus study, this time from Stanford, claims the pause doesn't exist. In the meantime, the Met Office says the pause may persist.

Politics

One of the reasons the establishment hates Trump is he explains you have to give "bribes" to all politicians to do big business because they are a super-mafia.

Another superficial Republican debate set a ratings record, this time for CNN, but it didn't top Fox News's debate.

War

To the State, blowback is a feature, not a bug.

Misc

Best pictures of Pluto and Charon yet.

Potential failed prediction about merging black holes.

Hackers hack gambling sites and look at players' hands before joining game.

Local

1,100 Oxycodon pills seized in traffic stop. These drugs are booming too.

Federal Reserve

Fed moves the goal posts, then uses that to justify not raising rates.

More.
"When the whole world waits with bated breath for the economic pronouncements of 10 people sitting in one room, we might call that central planning. We might accurately call those 10 people elites, since the shoe fits. And when those elites effectively determine the cost of borrowing money across whole economies, we might call that price fixing."
All that.

Economy

People in more economically free states are better off than those in less economically free states.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

War

Obama spends $500 million to train five anti-ISIS fighters.

The Air Force has bombed, shot at and intimidated residents next to Area 51.
"The family’s allegations range from illegal government searches and checkpoints to military jet attacks on the mine and a devastating cancer cluster that has seen the premature deaths of several members.
But the final straw — and the one that drove the Sheahans to end an extraordinary six decades of silence — came last month when the US Air Force (USAF) gave them an ultimatum: sell up for $5.2m or watch it seized and destroyed for free.
The family turned them down, claiming the offer was less than half the true value of the land and didn’t come close to compensating for Area 51’s legacy of disease and lost livelihood."
Government in action.

Economy

The real estate bubble for the super-rich tops out with $100 million homes.

Misc

CIA document release confirms Oswald visited Cuban and Soviet embassies in Mexico City before Kennedy's assassination.

Politics

The Republican establishment may be in trouble, but don't count them out. They count the votes the way the stole the votes in Iowa in 2012 and took them to Obama's house in Illinois to count them so they could cover up Ron Paul's victory.

Hillary's right-hand girl Huma's husband Weiner fired.

Police State

After removing Tor node because of DHS warning, library board unanimously votes to reinstate it. Good for them.

Germany hires former Stassi agent to censor xenophobic Facebook posts.
"The German government and Facebook are working with an organization led by an ex-Stasi agent to oversee a new program that will identify “xenophobic” posts made on the social networking website and punish people who make them with fines and jail sentences."
Yikes.

Federal Air Marshals filmed sex with prostitute while on duty.

Agencies always say they need warrantless access to information.

Environment

Prediction that Arctic sea ice would be gone by 2015 proven wrong.

Tax and Spend

Government can't even give stuff away correctly.

Regulation

FDA bans four brands of cigarettes.

Education

Ninth grader arrested and suspended because a teacher believe his homemade clock was a bomb.

Common Core reminds mother of communist Chinese education.

Federal Reserve

Nine of the world's biggest banks unite to study bitcoin's blockchain technology.

Custom agents are looking for gold.

Local

Cops chase driver three counties at 140 MPH on I-75 including trying to blow out his tires. That's nuts.

Bethel High School coach plead guilty to sexual battery against a player.

Health Care

Government bioweapons labs make us less safe.

Children get techno obsession from parents. I think personal tech is terrible for kids.

Anti-depressant discovered to cause higher suicide risk than previously known.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

War on Drugs

Highest illegal drug use in a decade.

Socialism

Another destructive California wildfire.

War

US trained top ISIS commander when he was in Georgia's special forces.

Regulation

National Park Service bans electronic cigarettes in parks.
"National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis said in their efforts to protect the health and safety of visitors and employees, they are extending restrictions on tobacco smoke to include vapor from electronic smoking devices."
Banning water vapor doesn't improve anybody's safety.

FCC's net neutrality rules ban free content.

Environment

Contrary to claims, CO2 is not making the oceans more acidic.

UN bribing reporters to write scare stories about global warming.

Climate variability linked to solar cycle.

Federal Reserve

Price fixing is illegal, but when the Fed fixes the most important price in the economy, it's called capitalism.

Politics

The supposed libertarian Republicans all opposed the Iran deal.

The reason Trump is doing so well in the polls is 92 percent of Americans say illegal immigration is problem and 77 percent say it's serious.

CNN plans to start fights at Republican debate.

Economy

GE threatens to move jobs overseas if Import-Export bank subsidies are shut down.

Skyscraper curse signal in China.

Hewlett Packard to cut 30,000 jobs.

Great commentary.

Local

Crony expert appointed interim Dayton city manager.

Troy's rulers don't care that most people oppose their ridiculous transgender rulers.

Salt supplies are up and prices down before winter.

Misc

Progressives implemented Jim Crow laws because they were racist and still are.

Property, and therefore property rights, is the base of civilization.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Media

The CIA's history of manipulating the media.

Socialism

I knew it wouldn't be long before somebody claimed computers can solve the problems of socialism, as if Big Data knows more about us than we know about ourselves. Computers aren't God.

Environment

Japanese rulers, smarter than ours, are funding coal plants.
"Earlier this year, WUWT revealed how Asian countries, frustrated at the Obama’s attempt to push climate orthodoxy on global banking institutions, were turning to China to finance their energy infrastructure.
Now that Japan has joined the Asian coal power rush, I think it is fair to say President Obama has completely lost control of the global energy development narrative. All he has succeeded in doing, is to lock American interests out of a gigantic business opportunity. Obama has given America’s economic rivals a free pass to make money, while far too many of his fellow Americans worry about where their next paycheque is coming from." 
Harming Americans has always been his primary goal.

Global warming fraud ousts skeptic as Australian prime minister. Obama gains an ally before Paris.

Climate models stink.
"Nearly every single climate model prediction, projection or whatever else they want to call them has been wrong. Weather forecasts beyond 72 hours typically deteriorate into their error bands. The UK Met Office summer forecast was wrong again. I have lost track of the number of times they were wrong. Apparently, the British Broadcasting Corporation had enough as they stopped using their services. They are not just marginally wrong. Invariably, the weather is the inverse of their forecast."
Sounds like NOAA, but to be fair, the coming strong el Nino might warm the planet as in 1998. Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

War

The US empire of foreign military bases makes us less safe.

Russians have long been in Syria, so don't buy the hype.
"So why is the media now in a frothy-mouthed frenzy over this latest “discovery” of Russian “aggression”? Why is John Kerry on the phone with the Kremlin warning them to back off?
ISIS is edging toward central Damascus, and is already in the suburbs. US airstrikes have been ineffective, and indeed the “everything’s coming up roses” scenario officially promulgated by the Obama regime has been thoroughly debunked by rebellious intelligence analysts, who have a far different story to tell." 
The US wants ISIS in Damascus, and the Russians might stop them.

Disappeared Daily Mail article exposing the US backed a false flag chemical weapons attack in Syria.

Legacy of war.
"Remember when America erupted in fury over France’s refusal to support the US invasion of Iraq in 2003?  President Jacques Chirac and Prime Minister Dominque de Villepin warned that George Bush’s unprovoked aggression against Iraq would destabilize the Mideast and inflict untold dangers on Europe." 
Vive la France.

Immigration

Welfare benefits provide the carrot and bureaucracy the stick that motivates refuges on bizarre routes for resettlement.

Misc

Scientists surprised by Pluto.

US biological warfare 63 years ago.
"It is well documented that the United States dropped on China and North Korea insects and feathers carrying anthrax, cholera, encephalitis, and bubonic plague. This was supposed to be a secret at the time, and the Chinese response of mass vaccinations and insect eradication probably contributed to the project’s general failure (hundreds were killed, but not millions). But members of the U.S. military taken prisoner by the Chinese confessed to what they had been a part of, and confessed publicly when they got back to the United States." 
Not surprising.

Local

The Water Street malinvestment grows.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Police State

I've long wanted to see police use tiny, efficient cars instead of muscle cars. LA has done it.

Foreign Policy

Clinton's deleted emails may be recoverable. Oops.

War

US and Russian troops don't communicate in Syria. What could go wrong?

Regulation

Judge rules in favor of Uber over taxis.

Politics

Funny Mitch McConnell kept this vote on the Iran deal from happening until enough Democrats signed on to defeat it.

Socialism

California is facing a different kind of water disaster.
"Most of the state’s water is drawn from the Delta, protected by levees that pretty much amount to mounds of dirt, even when compared to infrastructure that infamously failed New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. Hurricanes don’t hit NorCal, but these levees are alarmingly susceptible to disaster. If enough were to breach—in an earthquake perhaps, or severe El NiƱo storm—sea water from San Francisco Bay could rush in, tainting the water supply serving two-thirds of the state. The worst-case scenario could cause up to three years of severely curtailed water for most Californians."
Typical socialism.

Environment

Democrats from poor districts in California mutiny and join Republicans to kill green programs.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Friday, September 11, 2015

Environment

EPA's Gold King Mine poisoning video.

Immigration

Migrants move to get welfare checks.

The refuge crisis will split Europe.
"North vs south; east vs west; Britain vs the rest; German leadership or German dominance. The refugee crisis is like a diabolical stress test devised to expose simultaneously all the moral and political fault lines of the European Union."
Yep.

War

The way back from 9/11.

ISIS keeps getting stronger, so the US expands the failed policy.
"Let’s take a moment to consider failure and its options in Washington. The U.S. has been warring with the Islamic State (IS) for more than a year now. The centerpiece of that war has been an ongoing campaign of bombings and air strikes in Syria and Iraq, thousands upon thousands of them. The military claims that these have resulted in death tolls high enough to stagger any movement. In Iraq, the Obama administration has also launched a major effort, involving at least 3,400 military personnel, to retrain the American-created Iraqi army that essentially collapsed in June 2014. Impending offensives to retake key IS-held cities are regularly announced. In addition, in Syria there is an ongoing $500 million Pentagon effort to find and train a force of “moderate” Syrian rebels to battle IS militants. Despite such efforts, reports now suggest that the Islamic State is at least as strong now as it was when the U.S. intervened in August 2014. If anything, from Turkish border areas to al-Anbar Province in Iraq, it has expanded its holdings. Only recently, its fighters even began to move into the suburbs of Damascus, the Syrian capital."
It's failing in Africa too.

The kingpin strategy is a failure. Kingpins are created by governments to increase funding.

Economy

Microsoft is pushing Windows 10 to Windows 7 and 8 machines without notice.

Calgary's real estate bubble goes bust.

Markets still expect first rate hike since 2006.
"The first line of The Economist's article puts it this way: "The last time the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate, there was no one to tweet about it."
That's because there was no such thing as Twitter in June 2006, when the Fed raised the Federal Funds Target rate from 5 percent to 5.25 percent. MySpace was still popular then, too, and YouTube was only 18 months old."
Wow.
"The consensus among cynics, however, seems to be that the Fed will raise the rates a quarter of a percent, and then quickly lower them against before engaging in fresh rounds of QE. The cynics are probably right."
That's no strategy.

Shale oil production to drop next year. Another bubble popping. Enjoy low prices while you can.

Regulation

California administrative courts declare Uber drivers are employees, not contractors.

Las Vegas allows Uber and Lyft.
"“It is a brand new industry in Nevada, in that there is now a statutory and regulatory framework for it,” Andrew Mackay, chairman of the Nevada Transportation Authority, told the Financial Times before Friday’s vote. "
I hate that word allow.

Car makers to include automatic emergency breaking on all new cars. This is so government can stop any car it wants.

Police State

Poor intelligence chiefs are just trying to keep us safe, so they don't understand why we don't want to be spied on.

DHS threatens library hosting Tor exit node, who subsequently shut it down.

Pushing for recruits, NSA exec admits what they do would be illegal anywhere else, and is therefore really cools.

There's no way this slowed bullet will knock people down. They might fall down, but that's different.

Local

After falling to $2, gas prices jump to $2.29, meaning somebody shut down a refinery.

Troy's silly transgender restroom policy.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

War

All-male Marine units outperform mixed gender units.

Maybe the current plague outbreak came from a bio-weapons lab error.

After helping create ISIS, now Israel wants help defeating it.

Politics

Clinton staffers expode violating election law.

Two out of three Hispanics oppose increased immigration.

Media

Rupert Murdoch, Fox News Czar, just bought National Geographic.

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Local

Killers and thieves are taught to murder and steal in a more diversified fashion.

Diversity versus results.

Dead heroin addicts can walk in if they're zombies.

Sports

Patriots apply to reinstate suspended deflategate staffers, proving Goodell lied about the NFL ordering their suspension.
"NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said on Wednesday that the request is under review."
Napoleon the corrupt.

Color changing helmets? Really? What part of after-the-fact doesn't Napoleon understand? Rhetorical questi0n. If I was a millionaire, I'd make sure that crook spent the rest of his life being, you know, in prison.

Environment

Mainstream search engines bury skeptical global warming information.
"As WUWT readers have probably noticed, using Google or other general search engines to find reliable information on anything related to climate change has become almost impossible. The search results are dominated by alarmist sites and blogs, while dissenting voices are simply drowned out.
The main reason for this imbalance is simple: a huge amount of money is pumped into alarmist research and propaganda by the US and other Western governments. Tens of billions of dollars in research grants, state mandates and loan guarantees to “clean energy” companies, substantial percentage of universities’ budgets, direct government grants to environmental NGOs, and tax deductions for “charitable” donations feed this frenzy. Certain pension funds also explore “noble ways to lose money“ (of their members, not their directors) to benefit the cause. The NASA website became a purveyor of the alarmist stories. Large corporations, including maligned “fossil fuels interests,” are totally under the government’s heel, and not only refuse to support realist research, but actively contribute to the alarmism in various ways. Unprecedentedly, FEMA now wants states to include an “assessment of climate risk” in their five year preparedness plans as a condition for funding.
A large part of this money finds its way to formerly mainstream publications and Internet bloggers, creating a huge interlinked network, many nodes of which are highly ranked by Google and other general search engines."
Good description of how the fraud works.
"What can we do about it? The Climate Search page allows you to search WUWT and other good resources, which are currently drowned out in the ocean of formerly mainstream media and alarmist blogs. In fact, I used it extensively to write this article. It should be useful for both novices and experienced participants in the climate dispute." 
Nice.

Some unnamed entity claims the US owes $4 trillion to the world because of climate change. This is one of the purist examples of motive behind the global warming fraud.

Police State

Apple to have Siri listening all the time.

Article reveals TSA master keys.

New York cops tackle former tennis player for no good reason.

War

The story of the drowned Syrian refuge boy sounds like lies.
"Yet according to the Guardian they have been living in Turkey for three years – long before the fighting in Kobani started or indeed ISIS really existed – and before that in Damascus.
In Turkey, their rent appears to have been paid for by a sister in Canada and they had over $4,400 in cash so they were in no immediate danger."
More evidence these refuges are being maneuvered into Europe.

14 years after 9/11, we've squandered trillions of dollars, jihadis run wild, we're less safe, and our lives are significantly worse.

The US alliance with Turkey in Syria betrays the Kurds.
"Turkey's offering Washington a fig leaf of cooperation against the Islamic State, but it's turning all its firepower against the most effective anti-ISIS fighters in the region – the Kurds"
We pretend the US accidentally helps ISIS, but it's no accident.

Tax and Spend

Greeks should repudiate government debt because government debt is immoral, to be paid back by stealing.

Economy

Complicated analysis of money supply, stocks and bonds.
"So where does that leave us? Summarizing Deutsche Bank’s observations, they confirm everything we have said from day one, namely that the QE crusade undertaken first by the Fed in 2009 and then all central banks, has been the biggest can-kicking exercise in history, one which brought a few years of artificial calm to the market while making the wealth disparity between the poor and rich the widest it has ever been as it crushed the global middle class; now the end of QE is finally coming."
Another conclusion that central banks have lost control.
"But it was the conclusion to Deutsche’s stream of consciousness that is the real shocker: in it DB’s Dominic Konstam implicitly ask out loud whether what comes next for global capital markets (most equity, but probably rates as well), is nothing short of a controlled demolition. A premeditatedcontrolled demolition, and facilitated by the Fed’s actions or rather lack thereof"
Rulers have figured out we have to take our medicine?

Junk silver is disappearing from stores.